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The Maisy Velvet Pillow, a modern throw pillow using simple, beginner stitches

Is it time to spruce up those couch cushions? You’ll be the most stylish home on the block when add the Maisy Velvet Pillow to your decor!

There’s something about the spring that sends my social calendar into hyperdrive. Nearly every weekend, I’m hosting a baby shower, drinks with the girls, or a game night. One day I was making plans for my mom to visit and glanced at my couch cushions. Talk about YIKES! I knew it was time to liven up my living room with some modern touches, and the Maisy Velvet Pillow was created!

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Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.

Find a printer-friendly, PDF version of the Maisy Velvet Pillow in my Ravelry Shop and on TLYarnCrafts.com. PDF version includes full-color, 4-page row-by-row instructions.

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Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.

When I first started crocheting, it was hard to find simple crochet patterns that caught my eye. Many were multi-colored with the old-school aesthetic crochet is (sadly) known for. The Maisy Velvet Pillow brings a stylish quality to this very simple pillow, which only uses the single crochet for the body and a take on the single crochet for the border.

Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.

As I continue to evolve as a designer, I have come to enjoy exploring novelty yarns. I tried out loop yarn last year and even gave the thick-thin yarn trend a try for my Boardwalk Shawl (click here for the FREE Boardwalk Shawl pattern).

Velvet yarn kind of threw me for a loop. While I loved the feel and light sheen of the chenille yarn, I had a hard time visualizing how it would look in a project. Thanks to my friends at Lion Brand, I got to try the new Vel-Luxe yarn and designed my Crush On You Cardi, a personal favorite.

Crush on Your Cardi| Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.

My favorite quality of chenille yarn is that it adds drama to a design without being distracting or garish. That’s exactly what I wanted for the Maisy Velvet Pillow: understated elegance that compliments my home decor without standing out too much. I picked three colors of Lion Brand Vel-Luxe and got to work.

Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.

The Maisy Velvet Pillow panels are designed to be about 18″ square. The chenille yarn I used has some nice stretch to it, so the small stitches don’t stretch out too much when fitted over a 20″ pillow form. Play around with color and texture to really personalize your pillows.

Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.

The Maisy Velvet Pillow is constructed in two separate panels. Each panel starts with the main color, then alternates with an accent color in broad stripes. The resulting panels are joined with a single crochet seam and finished with a crab stitch border.

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Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.

Maisy Velvet Pillow Pattern

FINISHED SIZE: Panels are 18″ square to fit over a 20″ pillow form

MATERIALS:

GAUGE:

4″ square = 12 stitches x 13 rows in single crochet

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • Ch = chain
  • Rep = repeat
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • St(s) = stitch(es)
Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.

PILLOW PATTERN

Side A

ROW 1: W/ A, ch 55, sc in the second ch from hook and each st across row, turn. (54 sc)

ROW 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across row, turn.

ROWS 3-10: Rep Row 2.

ROWS 11-20: W/ B, rep Row 2.

ROWS 21-30: W/ A, rep Row 2.

ROWS 31-40: W/ B, rep Row 2.

ROWS 41-50: W/ A, rep Row 2.

ROWS 51-60: W/ B, rep Row 2.

Cut yarn. Weave in all ends.

Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.

Side B

Rep instructions for Side A, replacing color B with color C.

FINISHING

STEP 1: Line up pillow with Row 1 of each side touching. (There is no right side or wrong side of the pillow panels. Choose which side you like best to be the right side.)

STEP 2: Join color A with a sl st in any corner, ch 1, sc seam along three sides of pillow.

STEP 3: Insert pillow form.

STEP 4: Sc seam the final side to enclose the pillow form.

STEP 5: Crab stitch in each sc around pillow for the border, finishing with a sl st in the first st of the round.

STEP 6: Cut yarn and weave in all remaining ends. 

Share your Maisy Velvet Pillow with me on Instagram using the hashtag #TLYCMakers for a chance to be reposted. And be sure to join my Facebook group, TLYCMakers, so we can see your chic pillows too!

Spruce up your boring home decor with the Maisy Velvet pillow, a FREE beginner-friendly oversized throw pillow pattern from TLYCBlog. Pick your favorite velvet (chenille) yarn in three coordinating colors and bring together broad stripes and subtle details to give your living room a much-needed refresh. Perfect for beginners, this pattern uses simple stitches and works up quickly. Get the FREE pattern on the blog along with details on yarn choice and size. | TLYCBlog.com.
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